Episode 41: Groundhog Day (1993)

Listen to this week’s episode to see if the guys see their shadows as they discuss Harold Ramis’s 1993 hit Groundhog Day. Bill Murray’s electric presence takes a film that, on paper, should never have been elevated above a regular nineties rom-com to a place that very few movies reach: absolute perfection. Groundhog Day combines stunningly thought-provoking philosophy with belly laughs and touching moments to create a film that will always stand the test of time. The guys also discuss what they’d do with an endless day in Punxsutawney as well as a day they’d like to relive over and over.

Groundhog Day (1993)
Directors
Harold Ramis
Stars
Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott

Selected By
Clark

4.8

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Aired Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Listen to this week's episode to see if the guys see their shadows as they discuss Harold Ramis's 1993 hit Groundhog Day. Bill Murray's electric presence takes a film that, on paper, should never have been elevated above a regular nineties rom-com to a place that very few movies reach: absolute perfection. Groundhog Day combines stunningly thought-provoking philosophy with belly laughs and touching moments to create a film that will always stand the test of time. The guys also discuss what they'd do with an endless day in Punxsutawney as well as a day they'd like to relive over and over.

Episode 38: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The guys check into the marvelous, the majestic, the Grand Budapest Hotel, run by the dedicated concierge M. Gustave. They discuss where the film stands among the rest of Wes Anderson’s illustrious directing career, the nature of the unreality of the worlds he creates as a true form of filmic escapism, where the bad guys are comically bad (tossing kittens out of windows bad), the world is a set of colors not seen in everyday life, and the stakes, no matter how high they might seem, hardly reach a point where real-life tension can be felt. Anderson is fully concerned with the beauty in being entertained, and never more so than with The Grand Budapest Hotel. The guys also discuss their favorite things about staying in hotels.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director
Wes Anderson
Stars
Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum

Selected By
Jarryd

5.0

what movies are
About

Aired Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The guys check into the marvelous, the majestic, the Grand Budapest Hotel, run by the dedicated concierge M. Gustave. They discuss where the film stands among the rest of Wes Anderson's illustrious directing career, the nature of the unreality of the worlds he creates as a true form of filmic escapism, where the bad guys are comically bad (tossing kittens out of windows bad), the world is a set of colors not seen in everyday life, and the stakes, no matter how high they might seem, hardly reach a point where real-life tension can be felt. Anderson is fully concerned with the beauty in being entertained, and never more so than with The Grand Budapest Hotel. The guys also discuss their favorite things about staying in hotels.

Episode 19: Lost in Translation (2003)

In this week’s episode, the guys talk Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The film follows two Americans disenchanted and alone in Tokyo who find peace and even love within each other, though they are an unlikely pair. The episode becomes a discussion of love and intimacy and what makes the relationship between Bob (Murray) and Charlotte (Johansson) so beautiful and believable. Coppola’s film thrives in the realm of the real through actually quite dreamlike tones and cinematography, highlighting the way a once-in-a-lifetime relationship like Bob’s and Charlotte’s can float by surreally. They also talk about where in the world they’d like to get “lost” and their go-to karaoke songs.

Lost in Translation (2003)
Director
Sofia Coppola
Stars
Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Selected By
Jeff

4.4

Aired Friday, August 14, 2015

In this week's episode, the guys talk Sofia Coppola's 2003 film Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. The film follows two Americans disenchanted and alone in Tokyo who find peace and even love within each other, though they are an unlikely pair. The episode becomes a discussion of love and intimacy and what makes the relationship between Bob (Murray) and Charlotte (Johansson) so beautiful and believable. Coppola's film thrives in the realm of the real through actually quite dreamlike tones and cinematography, highlighting the way a once-in-a-lifetime relationship like Bob's and Charlotte's can float by surreally. They also talk about where in the world they'd like to get "lost" and their go-to karaoke songs.